Five pictures that could surprise Sundance buyers

Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:55am EST
 
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LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Could one of these pictures become this year's "Saw" or "Precious" at the Sundance Film Festival, which kicks off in Park City, Utah, on Thursday?

"ANIMAL KINGDOM"

Director: David Michod (World dramatic competition)

A gritty revenge tale set in the Melbourne underworld, "Kingdom" could be the well-executed crime drama that acquisitions execs often are unable to find at Sundance.

"FOUR LIONS"

Director: Chris Morris (World dramatic competition)

A Sacha Baron Cohen-esque comedy about terrorism? British comedian Morris dares tell the story of four jihadists whose deadly plans devolve into farce. If it works, look for a progressive-minded distributor like Magnolia to take notice.

"LUCKY"

Director: Jeffrey Blitz (U.S. documentary competition)   Continued...